Leander On Top Form
In May 2017 Leander Club asked us to design some rowing kit for them. Athletes were asked to trial RegattaSport kit for quality, comfort and size. The athletes wanted us to design something a little different, in keeping with the Leander colours so it could be recognised on the water, but having a bit of fun!
The resulting unisuits were the renowned “polka-dot hippo” pattern.
Rowan Law can be seen here sporting his polka-dot hippos while training in the Leander quad for the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup 2017.
Photography credit to @ryanjnicolsonphoto for capturing this in action!
Unusual, fun and definitely just for training!!
Only 13 of these were made in May 2017 so maybe they will be a collector’s item one day!
The club were impressed by the quality of the fabrics and the athletes liked the lightweight, comfort of their unisuits when rowing.
Designs were then requested for the whole squad kit and in November 2017 the first senior and junior squad unisuits were delivered to the Club. During the winter season the remaining kit was designed and delivered.
I am sure you will agree that the Leander Club colours are very distinctive. Our production team in Canada took pains to get this colour just right. Test swatches of fabric flew back and forth across the Atlantic to ensure the perfect match to the brief we had been given.
We worked with the Club to ensure every detail of the kit matched their Club and sponsors requirements.
We are honoured to be in our third season supplying this prestigious club with their racing kit.
Look around and you will see some of the country’s top athletes in photos and in person, sporting their unisuits, leggings, shortsleeve and longsleeve drive baselayers and their very distinctive black Velocity jackets.
Thanks to British Rowing for these great shots from this year’s senior trials.
We supply some of the top athletes in the rowing community, get in touch to make sure your kit is on top form.